The Seremban MP’s office today contributed RM147,000 to mosques and surau to help in their activities during Ramadan.
Seremban MP Anthony Loke Siew Fook said 19 mosques received RM3,000 each, while 90 surau received RM1,000 each.
“This initiative was started since 2013 when I was the Seremban MP. Although, I am a non-Muslim MP, I seek to approach and understand the people through this initiative.
“Indeed, I have got to know many community leaders, especially at the surau level, in the past several years.
“We interact and eat at the Ramadan mosque feast together and this is a very important approach for an elected representative to better know and understand grassroots leaders,” he said when speaking at a ceremony to hand over contributions to mosques and surau in Seremban today.
Also present were Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun, State Investment, Industrialisation, Entrepreneurship, Education and Human Capital Committee chairperson Dr Mohamad Rafie Ab Malek, and State Human Resources, Plantation and Non-Islamic Affairs Committee chairperson J Arul Kumar.
Meanwhile, Aminuddin said that other than helping mosques and surau, the event could firm up ties between the Pakatan Harapan government leaders and local mosque and surau leaders.
“This event proves that the Harapan government does help the Malay community and Islamic Institutions and not as otherwise alleged by the opposition,” he said.